NY Tech Meetup
Founded in 2004, NY Tech Meetup is the largest meetup group in the world and a non-profit organization representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community. Led by Executive Director Jessica Lawrence, NYTM builds programs and partnerships to support the growth and diversification of the city’s technology industry.
NY Tech Meetup has worked with the Association for a Better New York, Citi, and Google to create “The New York City Tech Ecosystem” report; Control Group and Girl Develop It to form Women in Tech NYC; Gust to organize the annual NY Tech Meetup: Austin event at SXSW; more than 600 tech companies based in NYC to create the Made in NYC List; many prominent candidates in the 2013 NYC Mayoral Elections, including current Gov. Bill De Blasio, to conduct and record Q&As on tech policy; the Red Cross, FEMA, the City of New York, Recovers.org, CrisisCommons, Hurricane Hackers, and local elected officials to provide tech relief after Hurricane Sandy struck New York; and prominent speakers such as authors Clay Shirky and John Perry Barlow, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, Andrew McLaughlin of Tumblr, Eli Pariser of MoveOn.org, and more to protest the now-defeated Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA).